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Moong Dal Pakora

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Moong Dal Vadas are also known as pakoras, bhajias or fritters. This is a spicy delicious snack crispy outside and soft inside. Moong dal vada is a popular tasty treat.
  Split moong dal 1 Cup (16 tbs), washed
  Potatoes 1 Cup (16 tbs), boiled, peeled and shredded
  Finely chopped cilantro 2 Tablespoon (Hara Dhania)
  Green chili 1 , minced (Adjust As Per Taste)
  Finely grated ginger 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (Jeera)
  Asafoetida 1⁄8 Teaspoon (Hing)
  Baking soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Adjust To Taste)
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep Frying)

Wash and soak dal in about 3 cups of water for four hours or longer.
Grind dal coarsely using very little water.
Add all the ingredients to the dal batter, potatoes, cilantro, green chili, ginger, cumin seeds, asafetida and salt, beat the batter for 2-3 minutes this will make the batter light. Add the water if needed, batter should be soft. If batter is too thick Vadas will be hard.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.
The frying pan should have about 1 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, put one drop of batter in oil. The batter should sizzle and come up but not change color right away. If oil is very hot vadas will not cook through and will not be crispy.
Place about 1 tablespoon of batter into the oil. Fry the vada in small batches. Fry vadas until golden-brown all around.
Moong Dal Vada should be crispy from outside and should be soft inside.
Serve them with Hari Cilantro Chutney.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Deep Fried
Vegan, Vegetarian
Lentil, Split Mung Dal
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Indian Split Moong Dal Fritters
How about an Indian spicy and delicious snack to treat your friends? Chef Manjula is making a very traditional Moong Dal Pakora or fritters that are delicious and protein rich. This dish has a very nice crunchy outer texture and soft from inside. The dish is best enjoyed with an Indian dip. The cooking process is just like fritters but with different ingredients.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 222 Calories from Fat 73

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.8%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 367.7 mg15.3%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.5%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g20.7%

Sugars 1.5 g

Protein 9 g19%

Vitamin A 12.7% Vitamin C 22.4%

Calcium 8% Iron 9.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Moong Dal Pakora Recipe Video, Indian Split Moong Dal Fritters